“Ax-wielding attacker shot by gun-permit holder who was defending himself”

Jan 15, 2023 | Defensive Gun Use

A dramatic case of a concealed handgun permit holder defending himself.

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Merced County Sheriff’s deputies say an ax-wielding man was shot Tuesday evening after he allegedly attacked a property owner who has a concealed-carry permit.

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. . . the suspect, identified as Luis Larios, was on the gun owner’s property, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

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The property owner saw Larios sitting inside a vehicle stuck in the mud. The property owner was trying to help him get the vehicle out of the mud.

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According to the release, Larios became angry and grabbed an ax from the trunk of his car. He then began swinging the weapon in a threatening way and tried to hit the property owner, who then fired his gun in self defense.

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Deputies arrived at the scene and applied a tourniquet to Larios while waiting for an ambulance. . . .

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Sun-Star Staff, “Ax-wielding attacker shot by gun-permit holder who was defending himself in Merced County,” Merced Sun-Star, January 10, 2023.

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